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Nigeria claims rescue of nearly 300 women and girls from Boko Haram stronghold

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Tuesday claimed the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, but said there was no confirmation the hostages were those kidnapped from Chibok a year ago.

Nigeria's GDP to hit $1 trn 2030 – Among top 20 world economies

Lagos - Nigeria's GDP will double in the next 15 years to more than $1 trillion, according to the latest projections by the USDA. The optimistic forecast says Nigeria's economy will grow at an annual rate of up to 7.92 percent in the next 15 years.

'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Maiduguri - Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram slaughtered civilians in weekend attack: Witness

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen massacred residents who tried to jump into Lake Chad seeking safety and burnt others alive after overpowering soldiers in a weekend attack in the restive region, a witness said Monday.

Boko Haram retakes NE town from Nigerian army

Marte - Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have forced hundreds of soldiers to flee Marte, a border town along the shores of Lake Chad, a local official and witnesses said.

Boko Haram regroups en masse in stronghold area: Vigilante

Kano - Boko Haram fighters have amassed in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, as a military offensive tries to flush them out, a civilian vigilante told AFP on Thursday.

At least 23 killed in central Nigeria communal clashes: Police

Benue - At least 23 villagers have died in clashes between two mainly fishing and farming communities in central Nigeria's Benue state, police said Sunday.

'Mysterious' disease kills 18 in Nigeria: official

Lagos - A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 18 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said Saturday.

Nigeria marks anniversary of Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings

Abuja - Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

Lagos - Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala

Lagos - Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Buhari party wins majority of Nigeria states in regional vote

Lagos - The party of Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of the country's 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results on Monday showed.

Nigeria's ruling party regains control of key oil state: Election results

Port Harcourt - Nigeria's ruling party on Monday won back control of the key oil-producing state of Rivers, official results showed on Monday, after rigging claims by the main opposition.

Incoming president's party makes gains in Nigeria regional election

Lagos - Nigeria's All Progressives Congress on Sunday made key gains in regional elections and kept power in the economic capital Lagos, strengthening its position nationwide after a historic win in the presidential vote last month.

Nigeria girls who fled Boko Haram look to brighter future

Lagos - A typical day for Deborah includes classes on a manicured university campus and exercise in the evening -- basketball, volleyball or aerobics. On weekends, she studies, swims or just relaxes.

Nigerian kids' drawings capture Boko Haram terror

Massaguet - Bloody faces, headless bodies, burned houses -- these are some of the stark and haunting images drawn by children who have fled deadly Boko Haram violence in neighbouring Nigeria for the relative safety of a refugee camp in western Chad.

Results expected in Nigeria governor, local polls

Lagos - Results were expected to be announced from Sunday in Nigeria's state governorship and local assembly polls, after voting wrapped up across the country.

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Lagos - Nigeria began counting votes from state governor and local assembly elections on Saturday, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its historic victory in the presidential race.

After Boko Haram raid, fear and ashes in Chadian village

- Almost two months after Boko Haram raided and pillaged her village in Chad, mother of seven Zara Isenik still lives in constant terror.At the slightest strange noise, she says, she "runs to hide in the bush".

Nigeria votes for state governors, local assemblies

Lagos - Nigerians were on Saturday voting to choose new state governors and local assemblies, with the main opposition party tipped to build on its victory in the presidential race.

UN in $174m appeal for Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees

Dakar - The United Nations launched an appeal on Thursday for $174 million in what it called "life-saving aid" for almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled the country due to brutal attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

Op-Ed: Why Nigerians forgave and elected a former military dictator

Abuja - As Nigeria bids farewell to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, its people welcome back a former military dictator who ran the country for 20 months in the early 1980s.

Boko Haram kills nine Chadian soldiers in ambush: army

Ndjame - Nine Chadian soldiers were killed and 16 wounded after being ambushed by Boko Haram fighters in northeastern Nigeria, the Chadian army said Thursday.

Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria's Buhari vows action on Boko Haram, graft after election win

Abuja - President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to rid Nigeria of the "terror" of Boko Haram after his historic election victory marking the first democratic transfer of power in Africa's most populous nation.

Buhari in historic Nigeria election win

Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday became Nigeria's president elect after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power ever in Africa's most populous nation.

Nigeria on edge as first vote results unveiled

Abuja - First results trickled in from Nigeria's closely fought general election on Monday, with protests over the conduct of the vote and a warning of manipulation of the count adding to fears of violence.

Thousands call for vote re-run in Nigeria's Rivers state

Port Harcourt - Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party on Sunday demonstrated in the oil-rich state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities.

Nigerian troops 'battle Boko Haram outside Bauchi'

Kano - Nigerian troops battled scores of Boko Haram fighters outside the northeastern city of Bauchi on Sunday, residents and a military source told AFP.
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At a petrol station: Kegs of engine oil scattered by angry protesters in Lagos.
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Comrade Walter Akonye is a youth leader in Rivers State's Okuru-Ama where late Lloyd hails from. He says: "The authorities must ensure justice is done so that the soul of these young men can rest in perfect peace."
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Cartons of sugar stacked high in a Nigerian market
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Theme logo of the film Festival held in Lagos, south west Nigeria
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Lagos Island/Lagos Harbor from Victoria Island
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A ram eventually brought down for slaughter after much struggle
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
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Digital Journalist Samuel Okocha on his computer
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A young lady handles her blackberry phone while the church is in a prayer mood
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Crash scene
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A newspaper headline with the story in which a Nigerian proffesor announced the development of a new drug that can cure HIV and AIDS.
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Nigerian fans entering a bar in Lagos to watch the AFCON finals between Nigerian Burkina Faso on Sunday
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A power generator: The family generates most of the electricity it consumes
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Festus Baise.
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Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Occupy Nigeria protesters in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square.
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"Church of planks": sideview
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An art piece from used recharge cards
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Congregants outside the filled main auditorium of The First Baptist Church in Lagos during the cross-over into the New Year
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The items on display are vegetable oils (note the plastic bottles of red palm oil), tomatoes and pepper. Note the stacked yam tubers to right
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Mrs Toku Mike shows Digital Journal the logo of The Four Friends Dreams Alive Foundation on her phone.

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